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Astrojensen
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Re: Help Finding NGC891 new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5489708 - 10/26/12 05:22 AM

Higher magnifications in the 150x - 300x range on, say, a 12", really helps in making the dust band visible. It is much easier at 150x than at 100x in my 12". That does require good conditions. If the conditions are mediocre or worse, even at a dark site, the galaxy will be very diffuse and sort of just blend in with the background. High magnifications from dark sites on good nights can really bring out the best in galaxies.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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stratocaster
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Re: Help Finding NGC891 new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5490154 - 10/26/12 12:39 PM

My observation notes show that I maxed out power on this object at a dark sky site at 104x. I'm wasn't bright enough to try to push the power a bit more. It was still great at 104x, though.

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John K
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Reged: 12/26/05

Loc: Vernon BC Canada
Re: Help Finding NGC891 new [Re: stratocaster]
      #5510847 - 11/08/12 11:36 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

here is my capture from this summer.It is always on the list to look at every year.

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The Mekon
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Loc: Bowral NSW Australia
Re: Help Finding NGC891 new [Re: John K]
      #6232698 - 12/04/13 04:14 AM

My apologies for reviving this old thread, but it has been a big encouragement to me. Last night I was determined to track down this galaxy from my southern hemisphere location. So much so that I drove an extra 20 miles west to a very dark rural site to make the attempt. I might say now I was only using a 106AT refractor, but this has not stopped me tracking very northerly objects before. Needless to say, despite a full half hour carefully observing the precise location, I came up with nothing. 891 culminates about 131 degrees above my horizon (34.30S) so now after reading this thread I know why! We only have a very few months down here to view these well published northern objects so I think I will now wait until next year to attempt to track this down, and then with my 18" reflector.

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kfiscus
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Re: Help Finding NGC891 new [Re: The Mekon]
      #6234300 - 12/04/13 09:47 PM

Don't apologize for bringing this great thread back out.

I appreciate 891 for its ghostly beauty. It's big, shapely, and demure(?). Sublime for sure. I like its obvious distance behind the rich star field.


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mak17
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Loc: Central Florida
Re: Help Finding NGC891 new [Re: kfiscus]
      #6246272 - 12/11/13 02:42 AM

Dark skies as in 21.8 on SQM is what I need to see it well with direct vision in my 12". Under 20.3 SQM it is nice at around 150x but is an averted vision object.

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